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Eastern Kingbird by Mike Benkis

When the weather outside is frightful, Member Programs are delightful

Photo of Red-headed woodpecker by Bob Tooley. 

Don’t let the cold get you down. Our programs in January and February are sure to fire up your enthusiasm and warm your senses. Come solo or bring friends and family because our meetings are free and open to the public! 

Thursday, January 18: 

Pocket Prairies are coming to a median near you! 

Trevor Pellerite, writer/attorney/biologist, will share how his nonprofit foundation, Grasslands Unlimited, is changing the landscape of Omaha’s medians and roadsides into low-maintenance, nature-friendly habitats.

Grasslands Unlimited is dedicated to restoration and advocacy for grassland ecosystems throughout Nebraska and the Great Plains. Current work in Omaha focuses on restoring ignored property back to native habitat, including at Pacific Preserve, Lamp Park, and Zorinsky Lake. 

You may have read about Trevor Pellerite in The Omaha World Herald earlier this year. This program is your opportunity to meet him and learn more about “pocket prairies.”

Join us on Thursday, January 18, at DJ’s Dugout, 777 N. 114th Street, in the private meeting room. You can order food and drinks during our 6 p.m. social hour. Meet and mingle with others who share an appreciation of our natural world. Then be inspired by Trevor Pellerite at the 7 p.m. presentation! 

This program is free and open to the public. Please register at here.

Thursday, February 15:

Backyard Bird Photography is nature-candy for your eyes! Albert Rhea, award-winning painter/sculptor/photographer, will join us to share his tips and tricks for photographing birds in your own backyard. Rhea’s home features a pollinator habitat designed to attract birds and butterflies into camera range. You don’t have to be a camera buff to enjoy his program. His amazing close-up images of birds will knock your socks off! As Albert explains, “macrophotography, or close-up photography, is magical because it takes us into a smaller universe of vibrant colors, exquisite details and extraordinary patterns that can literally take your breath away.”

Join us on Thursday, February 15, for social hour at 6 p.m., followed by Albert Rhea’s presentation at 7 p.m. We meet in the private meeting room at DJ’s Dugout, 777 N. 114th Street. Register at here

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